Tag Archive: anime convention

Jun 18

[live report + interview] Speaking Music with -OZ- at A-kon 23

The way -OZ- walked onto the A-kon stage, one would never have guessed they were playing their first show in America.  Each member acknowledged the large chanting crowd and struck a cool pose with their trademark glowsticks (which were sold in the dealers’ room for fans to wield).  Natsuki beckoned the audience to scream louder …

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Jun 13

[live report] Ayabie – Awkwardly Adorable at A-kon 23

Ayabie is like the Zooey Deschanel of visual kei.  They have the same sunny disposition and vintage Bohemian fashion sense.  They also exhibit the kind of awkwardness that is endearing rather than uncomfortable to watch, because hiding underneath it is self-assuredness.  At the end of the day they are still pros, as they proved to …

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Mar 08

[press release] Tainted Reality presents Luzmelt in Concert at Tekkoshocon VIII

March 7, 2010 – Havertown, PA: Visual Kei new comers Luzmelt are set to make their US debut at Tekkoshocon VIII. Their appearance will consist of 2 full concerts, merchandise sales, autograph sessions, a Fan Q&A panel, and an internet radio Telethon with label mates Suicide Ali to air on Tainted Reality on April 8th …

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Jun 19

[live report] Fake? at Anime Next

As he approached the front of the stage, Ken Lloyd blew a kiss to the cheering audience—then grimaced. That expression gave away Lloyd’s nervousness about playing an unusual show—his first U.S. performance as Fake (typeset Fake?), at a convention for the anime culture foreign to him. It also punctuated his gesture by showing the gap …

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